Extended Basic v2.7 Suite -- (Final Update 9/27/2015)
On 11/19/2016 this entry was locked into time-capsule/archive status.
Have you ever wondered, if you could only have one cartridge for your TI-99/4A what cartridge that would be? That question was answered thanks to the late Atari Age member Tony "The Great Gazoo" Knerr.
Tony "The Great Gazoo" Knerr - Born 09/22/1958 - Passed 09/22/2015
Are you a Newbie or returning TI'er with only a console?
If so, forget about buying one of those over-priced XB carts on eBait, get this cartridge instead. This Cartridge will work on limited machines too. Version 1, while holding down the space bar will take you directly to Extended BASIC with no need for 32K or an expansion system.
As you E X P A N D your system or gain more knowledge, you'll grow into this cartridge, but I doubt you'll ever outgrow it...
Do you have a P-Box or Nano-PEB or both?
This cartridge "supports them all" and has a suite of programs that are REALLY USEFUL, so it does not matter if you have a CorComp FDC, TI-FDC, Myarc HFDC or a Nano-PEB, this thing is ready for you now or in the future, however you choose to expand.
Are you more of an advanced user?
Do you want to do some assembly language programming? This single cartridge REPLACES the Editor/Assembler cartridge too! So now if you want to program, it's got you covered there too, and yes, it'll even load E/A 3's not just the E/A 5 files like most loaders.
So where are we at? This thing REPLACES Extended Basic AND the Editor Assembler, and it costs less than both those cartridges combined but it does so much more! In fact it does so much more that I'm not even going to attempt to cover it all here! If you want to learn more, download the documentation below or on the authors thread. Tony left us an awesome legacy, for utility I do not believe a better cartridge will ever come to be.
This cartridge is the end product of YEARS of development. Many of the "TI-Gods & Guru's" have their mark on this cartridge, in the hardware, software and integration of everything into this one package. Now you the user can get it at a very affordable price.
Oh yeah, if you just want to relax a little, it comes pre-loaded with 16 games. So now if you just want to play a quick game of Parsec, Pole Position, Solitaire or whatever, it's got you covered there too.
This is a well thought out cartridge and one I believe belongs in EVERYBODY'S personal TI-Library.
** UPDATE 09/27/2015 **
So long my friend, thank you for letting me be your beta tester on this project, while I could never understand why you chose me, it was indeed an honor. You'll be missed.
** UPDATE 04/24/2015 **
Gazoo came out with a major improvement for users of BOOT! Version 2, as the video shows, when you turn on your TI, hit reset or quit a program you will now automatically return to BOOT! No more having to press buttons to get past the title and menu screens.
To download the utility and update your cartridge, go to Gazoo's post << HERE >>
Update from 03/27/2015
You can now UPDATE YOUR CARTRIDGE IN THE TI CARTRIDGE SLOT!
Check this message << HERE >> for details from the author!
This is simply an awesome new utility, one that even has the ability to 'unbrick' a cartridge by using a special loader in TI BASIC! Check it out!
XB v2.7 Suite.pdf (475.02KB)